View Worthy // MARCH

Layout, composition, lighting, setting, environment, mood, perspectives, interpretation, style, technique, medium...

A visually expressed outcome is fantastic and fabulous for these reasons. In creation, there's detail, intention (or lack there of sometimes), and a carefully orchestrated combination of letting loose and control. 

From inspiration and idea formation to execution, the most intriguing aspect of a unique, creative product is the moment's mind behind it all. 

These are the latest View Worthy art/artists to check out: 

1. Agata Wierzbicka Illustration - If you're looking for a unique take on fashion illustration, check out Agata Wierzbicka. I came across her work on Instagram through @maisonvalentino and the small square image instantly caught my attention. Her style is clean and minimalistic without compromising emotion (sometimes, when simplicity is at its extreme, there is an emotional detachment that results as a byproduct). The warm pastel colours to outline and colour her subjects against a grey-pink base layer rings femininity, approachability and a bit of mysteriousness as well. Her outlines are oftentimes incompletely filled, leaving the remaining empty spaces between the lines up to your imagination to continue colouring in, with a new or existing pattern initiated by Agata. There is a sense of connection you feel with these illustrations as a whole, and more so with the individual portraits in them; it's a portrayal of life that brushes ever so slightly against reality through a carefully selected form, technique and concept. 

2. Sandy Skoglund | Revenge of the Goldfish - The deep colours and fantastical place this installation and photo takes you to are almost hypnotizing. You're in a dream, sleeping, but vividly swimming. For some, it might be interpreted as a symbol of childhood freedom and imagination, seeing eye-to-eye with your pet fish in the living room aquarium. I remember I could spend all afternoon staring at their swimming patterns in the fishbowl if I wanted to. I've had many attempts at raising pet fish (though always quite unsuccessful...as a child, it's quite easy to get carried away at feeding them those smelly and flaky fish food, just to watch their toothpick radius mouths draw rapidly closing O's) and they always used to be a subject of art in my Crayola coloured sketchbooks. Looking into the clear glass, these orange creatures took me to wonderful places - they were a gateway to the bigger possibilities in the deep blue sea, where the beluga whale would be friends with the local hermit crab and play in the garden of seaweed. BUT let's not get too carried away here in the good memories. As playful as the orange and aqua colours are in the art piece, it actually seems to depict a nightmare. A result of human carelessness, three generations of goldfish flushed down the toilet are plotting a serious revenge. 

 Agata Wierzbicka Illustration // Turtleneck Girl

Agata Wierzbicka Illustration // Turtleneck Girl

 Sandy Skoglund // Revenge of the Goldfish

Sandy Skoglund // Revenge of the Goldfish